So what's been going on?
Well, we went to visit my dad and add a little Christmas cheer to his room. His roommate's side was already so festive. I'm currently looking through tons of my photos to find the perfect ones to put in frames in the window ledge. I think it helps the workers and visitors get a better perspective of the patient's life before becoming a patient. While thumbing through a camera I borrowed from work a long time ago, I realized my dad and I had taken a picture together back in May. Not high quality, but I still love this photo very much. Now you may see why I always have a camera. Capturing memories with every shot.
Let's see. I'm still very sore from the wreck and have been having sessions with this special contraption.
And guess what? Normally during this season, all the way up to the tail end, this would be my motto:
But the doctor has banned me, banned me from crocheting until further notice! Last year, it was my hand. This year, it's my neck/back. So, when I get the chance, I'll show you the last item I finished which happened to be a Christmas order, before hearing the news that the hooks must be put away. I had two more orders but they weren't Christmas gifts, so they'll have to wait for a while.
And so you won't think this is all that's been going on, let me just tell you, it's not. You know I've been saving and hoping for a Macbook Pro for years now. Well, my job lent me one which I just received. Problem is that I can't log in because I don't have a wireless network at home. Thanks to a friend who gave me a Staples coupon for $10 off and the $40 of Staples Rewards Coupons I received through my email for recycling my ink cartridges, I was able to get a very nice wireless router for $20. I'm so excited. I'm still saving for my own Mac, but this is just one step closer to my dream. Don't you just love a good deal?
And finally, tonight one of my students had invited me to a Christmas Program at her church. I really enjoyed seeing both sets of plays. The first one was conducted by the little kids and told the traditional Christmas Story and the second one was put on my teens and adults and gave a modern version of the true meaning of Christmas. Very lovely.
And now I'll leave you with this video that shows how children process what Christmas is all about. Some get it and some haven't quite grasped it yet. But to truly enjoy it, you have to know the "story" yourself. :-)